Fiscal Crisis

The election wasn’t even over before the pundits started talking about the next big political event – “The Fiscal Cliff.” And, no, I’m not going to offer a solution.

We often feel like we go from one crisis to the next. We seem to go from one tipping point  to another where there is a moment of decision in our lives and where the outcome of a crisis hangs in the balance. Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the decisions we face, over and over.

Perhaps, we are overwhelmed because we consider a crisis by definition to be a bad thing. But crisis itself, like any turning point, is just a moment of discernment and decision. It is not good or bad in itself. It’s merely a place where the path divides and we must choose one direction from multiple options.

The wandering knights of Arthurian legends would sometimes come upon a fork in the road. Each path would lead to its own particular adventure and danger. Which way to take? Often at these forks was a planted cross reminding the rider of God’s presence on whichever path he took.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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